The Rev. Kelly Lynn Aiken
1947 - 2021
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory Inc. - Valdese
1507 Main St. East
Valdese, NC
The Rev. Kelly Lynn Aiken

June 23, 1947 - July 19, 2021

The Rev. Kelly Lynn Aiken, 74, of Morganton, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021, at Blue Ridge Medical Center - Morganton, following a period of declining health.

Kelly was born June 23, 1947, in Burke County, to the late James N. Aiken and Betty Walsh Aiken. He was an ordained minister and was a man of strong faith.

Kelly served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1969. He then worked for the City of Morganton as a police officer and was a NC Highway Patrolman in Jackson County, and later retired from the U.S. Army where he served from 1975 to 1993. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Kelly became a social worker for Child Protective Services in Morganton. Kelly was a loving husband and father and he also loved listening to music and playing the guitar at the Drexel Barbershop.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Taylor Aiken, of the home; daughter, Sharon "Sherry" Aiken; and brother, Mike Aiken and wife, Veena.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 23, at Heritage Funeral Service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A graveside service will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amorem Hospice,; or DAV,

Published by The News Herald on Jul. 22, 2021.
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Will miss seeing and talking to kelly at the drexel barber shop.
David smith
July 27, 2021
Patsy, so sorry to hear about Kelly, You are in my prayers. The days ahead will be hard but I know you have enough faith to help you through the hard days . Love and prayers.
Jane Jackson
July 22, 2021
Patsy, prayers are with and your family as you mourn the loss of Kelly.
My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you.
Shari Lambert
July 22, 2021
In my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my good and faithful servant.
Sarah White
July 22, 2021
Our prayers are with and your family as you mourn the loss of Kelly.
Marcia & Randy Potts
July 21, 2021
Sharon my thoughts and prayers are with both Patsty and you.
Karen Norton
Family Friend
July 21, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss Patsy and for the rest of the Family. Kelly was a Good and God Fearing Man and friendly to everyone. I will miss him.
William Gann
July 21, 2021
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